In this edition of the series on “What to Sell on Amazon”, here are few Amazon FBA product ideas that we would be covering in this blog post. We would summarize the verdict first and then follow with detailed explanation.

  1. Wooden doll house furniture set – Not a good business to be in
  2. Clear make up bags set – Recommended
  3. Cow print party plates – Not Recommended
  4. Banquet table cover roll – So-so product
  5. Mason jar measuring cups – Not Recommended

Let’s take a deep dive on all the above products now.

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List of Best selling Product Ideas

Wooden Doll House Furniture Set

We are looking for colorful complete well-made wood dollhouse furniture set with all the accessories. This set will primarily comprise bedroom set, dollhouse furniture, lovely little lamps and bathroom etc. This also helps teach children about family interaction as well as promoting fine motor skills or as a gift for kid.

Quick spy search shows average sales of 4759 units which is reflection of relatively decent demand and average price is $31.39. Following is the summary of search results:

We looked at different search line items – prices vary as the quantity is different in each of these. However, most of items with price closers to average prices has five sets as offerings. One of the example is as below:

It would be worthwhile to see the actual realization price for the product. Hence, I summarized the pricing part below:

Product 5 Set Colorful Wooden Doll House Furniture Set
Price $31.39 Average price for selected items are considered
FBA Fulfilment fee $6.98 FBA fulfilment fee for the first options has been considered
Referral Fee (15%) $5.25 15% of price has been attributed to referral fee
Price Realization $19.16

How much does it cost from manufacturers?

Looking at alibaba.com to identify results of similar product. The price ranges from $3 to $6 per set. This averages around $4.5 per set

How much profit can it make?
We would analyze profitability for all three possible cases:

Best Case Base Case Worst Case
Sales Price for 5 wooded doll furniture set $31.39 $31.39 $31.39
– FBA fulfillment fee $6.98 $6.98 $6.98
– Referral Fee (15%) $5.25 $5.25 $5.25
Net Realization price for 5 sets $19.16 $19.16 $19.16
Net Realization price for 1 set $3.83 $3.83 $3.83
Cost for 1 set $3.0 $4.5 $6.0
Net profit Margin for 1 set $ 0.83 -$0.67 -$2.17

Verdict: This is not a great business to be in as even in the best possible procurement cost, we would be hardly making $0.83 per set.

Clear make up bags set

These travel cosmetic bags are typically made from good quality PVC waterproof material, along with large opening zipper on top make it easy to pack. They are suitable for storage of wet items such as swimsuits and towels. Also they are great for storing your makeup toiletry items. The clear bag keeps everything organized and clear at a glance, easily find what you are looking for without wasting time, good for use for home and travel.


Demand for the product as indicated by average sales figures doesn’t seem to be on higher side. Average price is $15.32 but it is quite influenced by different product with different pack size and number of bags. Hence we looked at the specific result and initiate the research. Let’s select the first item from following listed results:

 

We have selected the third search result for our reference. The price of this item is close to average sales price. Below is the snapshot of this item:

Product 6 pieces clear makeup bags set
Price $14.99 Price for selected items are considered; third in above screenshot
FBA Fulfilment fee $6.93 FBA fulfilment fee has been considered for the selected item
Referral Fee (15%) $2.25 15% of price has been attributed to referral fee as per FBA Calculator
Price Realization $4.81

FBA fulfilment and Referral fee is approx. ~61% of the sales price which is quite high. Let’s understand if there is possibility to make profile by selling this product.

We looked at Alibaba.com to understand wholesale cost of clear makeup bags set and we got following comparable items


The above item is a set of 3 pc. We would extrapolate to consider set of 6 pc, which would range from $0.72 to $ 2.0

How much profit can it make?
We would analyze profitability for all three possible cases:

Best Case Base Case Worst Case
Sales Price for 6Pcs Cosmetic Makeup Bags Set $14.99 $14.99 $14.99
– FBA fulfillment fee $6.93 $6.93 $6.93
– Referral Fee (15%) $2.25 $2.25 $2.25
Net Realization price for the entire $4.81 $4.81 $4.81
Cost for set of 6 pc $0.72 $1.0 $2.0
Net profit Margin $ 4.09 $ 3.81 $2.81

Verdict: This is a profitable product, even in worst case, we would be able to make profit of $2.81.

Cow print party plates

We are looking for high-quality and heavy-duty party plates in cow print. Such plates are not dishwasher safe.

Quick search shows that the average sale is around 3999 which reflects its good demand.

Average price is 14.48. We also have the first item, price of which is pretty close to average price. So we will take that as reference for calculating profitability. This product is pack of 24 pieces.


Now let’s see what the actual realization price for the product is.

Product Cow Print Party plates (24 Pack)
Price $14.48 Average price considered
FBA Fulfilment fee $6.29 FBA fulfilment fee has been considered for the selected item
Referral Fee (15%) $2.24 15% referral fee as per FBA Calculator
Price Realization $5.95

Now let’s identify the cost of item.

How much profit does it make?

Best Worst
Sales Price $14.48 $14.48
– FBA fulfillment fee $6.29 $6.29
– Referral Fee (15%) $2.24 $2.24
Net Realization price for pack of 24 $5.95 $5.95
Net Realization price for pack of 1 $0.25 $0.25
Cost for 1 piece $ 0.12 $ 0.25
Net profit Margin for 1 piece $ 0.13 $ 0.00

This means that after selling product for $14.48 and paying for FBA fulfillment and referral fee and taking the cost of product away, we would be left with at max $3.07 ($0.13 * 24) for payment of advertisement or promotions and taking away the balance as pure profit margin if there are no other overheads. However, if we get higher cost as mentioned in worst case, we may end up with no margin.

Verdict: Though there is quite a good demand, low profit margin makes it unattractive business to be in. Not recommended

Banquet table cover roll

We are looking for plastic solid colored banquet table cover roll in classic red, made from wipe clean, waterproof and reusable light-medium weight plastic, cut to desired size and length for any surface. This could be used as tablecloth or coordinate your entire event by using as ceiling decoration or window drape.

Now let’s look at some number to see how this fare from business perspective. Quick spy search gives us the below result:


  1. Average sales of product is 1528, which reflects that demand is certainly low. Average price is. $21.37. However if we look at the discrete search results, we see that there is a lot of variation in the sales price of products.
  2. Let’s take the first search results which is 100′ roll plastic table cover, classic red, however available in all major and popular colors. The price of the product is $15.99
  3. Average FBA fulfillment fee of $7.36: Well that means Amazon takes 46% as FBA fees
  4. In additional referral fee would be 15% of the product price that would be additional $2.4. Hence FBA fulfillment fee and referral fee together takes away ~61% of the price of the product.

61% of price is gone in fees, seems too difficult to cover manufacturing cost, marketing expense and generating profit. But it is too early to say. Let’s look at the cost of the product to see what we are left with as profit margin.
We looked at Alibaba.com to look at the price of table cover roll. Well the cost range from US$ 4.6 to US$ 4.8 averaging around US$ 4.7 per piece. That’s quite accommodative.

How much profit can it make?

Sales Price for 1 unit $15.99
– FBA fulfillment fee $7.36
– Referral Fee (15%) $2.3
Net Realization price for 1 unit $6.33
Cost for 1 piece $4.7
Net profit Margin for 1 piece $1.63

Cool!! You get to earn US$ 1.63 per piece to spend for ads and accruing profits. That’s approx. 12% of sales price. Not sure if we spend on advertisement and promotion in range 3-5%, we would be left with meagre profit of 7-9%. I wouldn’t categorize this as preferred business.
Verdict: So-so product from profitability and demand point of view.

Mason jar measuring cups

Mason jar measuring cups set brings back the old antique feel to your countertop. It enhances one’s farm house look with a vintage Mason jar style in a cool blue color that accents one’s decor. It makes a perfect gift for a birthday, house warming, or wedding.

These are measuring cups that one won’t want to put away or throw in a drawer. Stacked together, these measuring cups form a wonderful Mason jar look that serves as an accent piece for one’s kitchen counter. I am sure all friends would comment on how cute they look when they see it.

Quick spy search of Mason jar measuring cups shows an average sale of 5434 units and average price of $24.57. The sales quantity depicts high demand of the product.

 


 

Search results are quite different from each other. In the above search results, we have fourth option which is exactly the product which we are looking for. The price is 12.99 and FBA fulfilment fee of $5.46. We will take this as reference. Detailed snapshot of the product is as follow. This is set of 4 measuring cups.

How much does it cost from manufacturers?
Looking at alibaba.com to identify results of exact product. This product is priced at $1.2 to $1.6 per set.

How much profit can it make?
We would analyze profitability for all two possible cases:

Best Worst
Sales Price for 4 Piece $12.99 $12.99
– FBA fulfillment fee $5.46 $5.46
– Referral Fee (15%) $1.95 $1.95
Net Realization price for 4 pieces $5.58 $5.58
Net Realization price for 1 piece $1.30 $1.30
Cost for 1 piece $1.20 $1.60
Net profit Margin for 1 piece $0.1 -$ 0.3

Not a great number to watch out for. The procurement cost and FBA fees together goes above the sales price.
Verdict: Not recommended

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